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Here is an old 2016 clip.

Looks talented. Although the problem I see time and again is big youngsters that dominate junior grades and don't learn field awareness and periphery vision when they are in the lower grades as they get results by going themselves and not passing. Works well when you are the biggest on the field at schoolboy level but that same bag of tricks doesn't work out in FG when you play against men.

So I'll hold off any excitement until I see him developing in FG.
 
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SK will probably play him at center looks like he doesn't have a passing game....
 
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Still confused as to how he made the top 30 for next year without ever having played a ISP game and mostly playing off the bench in Flegg this year. Maybe it was written into his contract he signed in last year that he would join the top 30 after the first year?
 
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Still confused as to how he made the top 30 for next year without ever having played a ISP game and mostly playing off the bench in Flegg this year. Maybe it was written into his contract he signed in last year that he would join the top 30 after the first year?
Maybe that happens when they can't sign anyone willing to play for this club/coach, so promoting from within becomes the only option.
 
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Maybe that happens when they can't sign anyone willing to play for this club/coach, so promoting from within becomes the only option.
In my view you are absolutely right TJ. Internal development is our only option until we we can get a regular spot in the top 8. The cattle are out there, just a matter of identifying them and developing them. Might take a while unless we are prepared to throw a bunch of youngsters into the fire and see what transpires (that's what I'd do)
 
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In my view you are absolutely right TJ. Internal development is our only option until we we can get a regular spot in the top 8. The cattle are out there, just a matter of identifying them and developing them. Might take a while unless we are prepared to throw a bunch of youngsters into the fire and see what transpires (that's what I'd do)
Agree, if your good enough, your old enough...

We do not seem to play enough young blokes, our development must be really really bad...
 
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Looks talented. Although the problem I see time and again is big youngsters that dominate junior grades and don't learn field awareness and periphery vision when they are in the lower grades as they get results by going themselves and not passing. Works well when you are the biggest on the field at schoolboy level but that same bag of tricks doesn't work out in FG when you play against men.

So I'll hold off any excitement until I see him developing in FG.
He actually looks like he can only get better. Tall, rangy, strong. With some higher level coaching he could flourish.
 
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Agree, if your good enough, your old enough...

We do not seem to play enough young blokes, our development must be really really bad...
Well basically our youngins don't have good enough basic skill level to allow too many in the team at once. Hence our biggest thrashings.
 
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He actually looks like he can only get better. Tall, rangy, strong. With some higher level coaching he could flourish.
Better send him to a different coach then.
 
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Better send him to a different coach then.
I think if he learns how to offload in traffic he'll be a weapon. He clearly can dent the line. Hopefully he can level up his upper body strength to compete against adults.
 
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